Last week the video from the Discovery Channel on how goalie pads are produced was posted – this week it’s the goalie mask.
Saves from the past week with two beauties from Joey MacDonald of the New York Islanders from the same game against New Jersey. Missing, this week for the first time in the weekly Saves of the Week, Marty Turco.
Along with two from MacDonald, saves from Kipper, Tellqvist, Boucher, Budaj, Price, Kolzig, Clemmenson, and, at #1, Loungo.
Link above to the Hockey News website that rates the top goalies playing right now
At #1, the most exciting goalie in the league right now that is receiving new respect: Tim Thomas. If you have not watched him, he is worth the price of the cable NHL packages. The last goalie this fun to watch was Dom Hasek in the 1990’s.
Some of his great saves-
From the Discovery Channel, a 5 minute video for anyone who wants to see the method manufacturers use to produce leg pads.
Video of Kay Whitmore explaining the new requirements for goalie gear manufacturers for the NHL.
Weekly video of the super saves from the past week. Ersberg (x2), Lundqvist, Deslauirius, Mason, Turco (how does a goalie with some of the worst stats in the league make the Saves of the Week every week?), Bryzgalov, Ward, Theodore, and Budaj.
With the Habs ready to retire Patrick Roy’s #33 Saturday night, he was interviewed and discussed his career and how he approached his position on the ice and within the teams he played for.
“We played against Detroit one year in the playoffs and we lost the first two games in Denver, and then we’re going in Detroit. I felt that I could not show weaknesses by saying: ‘Oh, I’m not sure. It’s going to be tough.’ You always had to show that you were strong and nothing would affect you.
“The position demands that you stand tall and say: ‘Hey guys, I’m here,’ ” Roy said. “You don’t want to have the players thinking ‘is the goaltender going to be okay tonight? Is he going to be shaky?’ You want to make sure the guys go: ‘We’re okay, Patty is in the net. He’s going to have a good game, and all I have to worry about is playing hard.’ “
Goalies must never show they are frustrated either on- or off-ice and always appear ready for any challenge in a cool manner. Body language is everything – slumping shoulders, avoiding looking at people in the eye, etc are signs of insecurity. If a goalie is not convinced he is the man for the job, no one will be.
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